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Is zstd still required as a build-depend as listed in, after the switch to xz-compressed modules?

I don't think so, I found the reason for why it was added originally. Liquorix in July 2020 switched from LZ4 image compression to ZSTD. That shortly later revealed that the kernel failed to build in an isolated environment, so the zstd tooling was added.

Liquorix is back on XZ for many reasons now, so it's no longer needed. I went ahead and removed it in the latest commit to 6.0/master:
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Yes, my builds without it work fine.

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